Security alert for Guinea-Bissau. And it is the US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, which recommends its citizens to be cautious in the country of José Mario Vaz.
« Persistent political tensions » in Guinea-Bissau, after the dismissal of the government of Aristides Gomes, led the US Embassy in Dakar to alert its nationals to take security measures. And, according to the embassy website, sn.usembassy, visited Thursday by Senego, this standoff has increased « the possibility of a deterioration of the security situation in and around the main government facilities and in other parts of the country « .
For this reason, the Embassy recommends that its citizens « exercise caution when they are near large gatherings or demonstrations. The US government’s ability to provide emergency services to US citizens is limited, as there is currently no permanent diplomatic or consular presence of the United States in Guinea-Bissau. «
Steps to take
Beyond the rallies, the Ambassador also suggests paying attention to their environment, reviewing personal security plans, monitoring local media and having up-to-date and easily accessible travel documents. And, the Embassy to assure and reassure its nationals for any assistance.
To recall that the crisis intensifies in Guinea-Bissau. And everything rushed with the dismissal of the government of Aristides Gomes by President Jose Mario Vaz, last week. Who has the support of the international community. This, less than three weeks from the Presidential. No doubt that’s why Macky Sall and his peers at ECOWAS are organizing an extraordinary summit tomorrow in Niamey.